HSC Innovations provides the intellectual property management service for Health and Social Care employees throughout Northern Ireland. The service was established to support the identification and development of new ideas arising from Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care organisations.
Initially funded by Invest Northern Ireland, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the HSC R&D Division, Public Health Agency, the service is currently funded by the HSC R&D Division, Public Health Agency.
This service has been set up to provide Health and Social Care employees with support for the identification, assessment and development of new ideas and technologies and to ensure that intellectual property rights are protected and managed so that new products that provide benefits for patients can be developed. We also provide an interface for external organisations who wish to collaborate with health and social care employees/organisations in developing these ideas into products.
Through the provision of expertise and links to financial support we are able to drive forward technology transfer projects from the identification and assessment of ideas through to the development and commercialisation of healthcare products.
This site provides general information relating to our work and news about our services, including word on funding opportunities and forthcoming events.